Buy A Kentucky Fishing License Online Today.
– Kentucky’s fishing license year is March 1 through the last day of February.
– Kentucky residents and nonresidents ages 15 and younger do NOT need licenses or permits to fish in Kentucky.
– All Kentucky fishing licenses and permits are good for the license year, except for the 1-Day and 7-Day Fishing License.
PRICES DISCLOSURE: We do our best to stay current, but prices can change without notice to us. The prices below may or may not be the exact current prices for the license(s) listed.
How much does a Kentucky fishing license cost online?
Fishing licenses in Kentucky can range from about $7.00 for a Resident 1-Day fishing license to just under $100.00 for a Resident Sportsman’s License. Take a look below for all the resident and nonresident fishing licenses and prices.
Kentucky Resident Fishing License Prices
Kentucky Resident Annual Fishing License:
Kentucky Resident Joint/Spouses Annual Fishing License:
Kentucky Resident 1-Day Fishing License:
Kentucky Resident 3-Year Fishing License: Available online only
Kentucky Resident Trout Permit:
Kentucky Resident Annual Combo Fishing/Hunting License:
Kentucky Resident Sportsman’s License: Includes combination hunting/fishing, statewide deer permit, spring and fall turkey permits, state migratory game bird-waterfowl permit and trout permit.
Kentucky Resident Youth (ages 12 – 15) Sportsman’s License: Includes youth hunting license, youth deer permit and 2 youth turkey permits.
How much does a Kentucky nonresident fishing license cost online?
Kentucky Nonresident Fishing License Prices
Kentucky Nonresident Annual Fishing License:
Kentucky Nonresident 1-Day Fishing License:
Kentucky Nonresident 7-Day Fishing License:
Kentucky Nonresident Trout Permit:
Where can I buy a Kentucky fishing license?
Kentucky Misc. Disclosures and Other Important Information
Great news from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Services! You can now give the gift of a Gift Certificate. Certificates are available for the following:
– Licenses and Permits
– Kentucky Wild Membership
– Kentucky Afield Subscription
– Summer Camp Fee
– Otter Creek Passes
Other disclosures from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Services: Can also be found here on the KDFWS website:
FISHING LICENSES allow the holder to take sport and rough fish statewide by rod and reel, pole or line, or other specified legal methods. Trout fishermen must also have a trout permit.
COMBINATION LICENSES allow the holder to perform any act authorized by either a hunting or fishing license.
SENIOR/DISABILITY SPORTSMAN’S LICENSES allow qualified residents to perform any act authorized by either a hunting or a fishing license and to take trout, deer, turkey, waterfowl and other migratory game birds without any additional state permits. License holder would be required to purchase the Federal Duck Stamp to hunt waterfowl.
All information listed above can also be seen on the fishing licensee page of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Services website.